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brought to your doorstep. >>> to our justice correspondent we go once again. pete williams in our washington bureau. pete, it probably bears repeating at this point while people may be seeing other aspects of security at their local airport train station, no reason to think this is anything beyond the boylston street bombings that we saw in boston. >> reporter: that's right. according to the officials i have talked to tonight, brian. of course they are still trying to figure out precisely what it was that happened in boston. we know that there were two bombs, but they are still saying there might have been others planted along the route of the marathon. packages found on the street were deemed suspicious and were being destroyed tonight. we still have not heard any firm confirmation of whether at least the five other packages actually were explosive devices, although some officials say there is reason to think they were. there is no suspect in custody. but people are very interested in questioning a young person with a student visa who has burns and was seen by witnesses running f
things, please pass along information to us. bill bratton in our london bureau tonight. pete williams, our justice correspondent, continues to make calls and report this story out from our washington bureau. pete, what do you have? >> reporter: well, i was struck by what the police commissioner said about urging people to stay home. the fact that there seemed to be at least as far as his information goes two separate incidents and two separate places in boston. one at the scene of the marathon, the other at the jfk library. and we also have seen a number of local communities raise their sort of alert level, putting more people on the street. and i'm assured, though, by a couple of federal officials that i've talked to that they're not -- this is not happening because of some additional information that something else is going on that we don't know about. that these -- that the department of homeland security, for example, an official there tells me it has not put out any kind of an advisory urging local communities to be on a higher level of alert. that what we're seeing around town o
correspondent pete williams has been working this story all day. pete, what can you tell us tonight? >> tonight authorities confirm that there were two bombs. we know that much. but it's unclear how many others were planted. they say there were other suspicious packages. and the word, of course, of another bomb elsewhere placed at the jfk library is apparently turning out not to be true. at least five other packages have been found on the street, have been deemed suspicious and are being destroyed. but there is no firm confirmation of whether they were actually explosive devices although some officials tonight say there is reason to think that some of them were. we are told, by the way, that one of the two victims killed in the explosion was 8 years old. boston police say there was no specific intelligence warning of any kind of attack. federal officials tonight say there is no reason to think that this is part of any larger threat. at this point they believe it is confined to boston. but a meeting tonight will decide whether any kind of national alert will be sent out. there is no suspect in c
. pete williams, our justice correspondent continues to work this story. but anything to add? the think it's safe to say concern about the possibility this could have been spreading around boston and they did not know where it was going next is starting to abate a little bit. it has not gone away because they still don't know who did this and that until they know that, they cannot know whoever is out there may not be plotting something like that again. it was useful to hear from the boston authorities knocking down some of the rumors out there that they had a suspect in custody. they are questioning a number of people. there are police and federal agents talking to people, not only who were at the scene and were witnesses, but talking to people in hospitals with injuries. it is often times the case that people to set off bombs don't get away. the mere fact they are injured doesn't need their victims. they may have been involved that we know there are federal authorities and state authorities talking to people but nobody has been declared a suspect at this point. say we have safe to seen
, pete williams, has been working this story all day. pete, what can you tell us tonight? >> reporter: brian, tonight authorities confirm there were two bombs, we know that much, but it's unclear how many others were planted. there were other suspicious packages. the word of another bomb elsewhere placed at the jfk library is apparently turning out not to be true. at least five other packages have been found on the street, have been deemed suspicious and are being destroyed, but this is no firm confirmation of whether they were actually explosive devices, although some officials tonight say there is reason to think that some of them were. we're told, by the way, that one of the two victims that was killed in the explosion was 8 years old. boston police say there was no specific intelligence warning of any kind of attack, and federal officials tonight say there is no reason to think that this is part of any larger threat. at this point they believe it is confined to boston, but a meeting tonight will decide whether any kind of national alert will be sent out. there is no suspect in cus
williams, our justice correspondent, pete, sadly, as i keep saying, we have way too much expertise in explosives and terrorism investigation over these past ten years. let us hope that we can put that to good use very quickly here. >> reporter: i think it's already turning out to be that way, brian. first of all, the initial analysis that there were two devices that went off and two more that they quickly found. now, what they're going to be doing now, of course, is proceeding on several tracks. there'll be a team of people who will go in there and try to pick up every little piece that they can of these devices. we believe for sure they were devices that went off. we don't know how much they're going to be able to get out of the other two. it appears that they very quickly in the term they use is rendered them safe. meaning that they shoot a high velocity, extremely short pulse water cannon at them to blow them up. we don't know how much look they got at them before that happened. in terms of the other ones, they'll look at the pieces. that's one track. the second thing they're do
. >> pete williams is with us with more on the investigation. it's your beat now. the fbi. >> let me pick up on that. we still don't know how many explosive devices there were. we know that two went off. there could have been others because packages found on the street were deemed suspicious. they were destroyed but we haven't heard any confirmation on whether at least five other packages actually were explosive devices. some officials say there is reason to think at least a few of them were but we still don't have confirmation on that. that's number one. number two, there is no suspect in custody. however, there are some people that the investigators are very interested in talking to. one of them is a young person who had a student visa who has burns and was seen running from the area. now, of course many people were running from the area and some were injured. so what particular reason there is to be interested in this person, we're not sure of. but nonetheless, that person is being aggressively questioned now. officials say two bombs that went off included shrapnel to multiply the injurie
were already there. pete williams, our justice correspondent, pete, sadly, as i keep saying, we have way too much expertise in explosives and terrorism investigation over these past ten years. let us hope that we can put that to good use very quickly here. >> well, i think it's already turning out to be that way, brian. first of all, the initial analysis that there were two devices that went off and two more that they quickly found, now what they'll be doing now is proceeding on several tracks. a team of people that will go in there and try to pick up every little piece that they can of these devices. we believe for sure they were devices that went off. we don't know how much they're going to be able to get out of the other two because it appears that they very quickly, and the term they use, is rendered them safe. which means they shoot a high velocity short pulse water cannon at them to blow them up. so we don't know how much a look they got at them before that happened. but in term of the other one, they'll look at the pieces. that's one track. the second thing is they're going ar
. information tong us. pete williams, our justice correspondent continues to make calls. what do you have? >> i was struck by what the police commissioner said about urging people to stay home. the fact that there seems to be at least as far as his information goes, to separate incidents in boston, one at the marathon at one of the jfk library. we have seen a number of local communities raise their alert level at putting people on the street. i'm assured by a couple of officials i have talked to that this is not happening because of some additional information, something going on that we don't know about. the department of homeland's security says they have not put out any kind of advisory urging anybody to be on a higher level of alert. what we are seeing around here is other cities taking precaution, is entirely driven internally. can see what "they happening. somebody may be trying to do it somewhere else. there are unconfirmed reports we are still trying to nail down and all sorts of conflicting information about whether there is or is not -- is or is not an arrest year. is with the police
news justice correspondent pete williams is outside the high court. this surrounds a party based in utah, myriad genetics. tell us about this case. >> reporter: they have a pat owned a gene used to test for the likelihood that a person will get either breast or ovarian cancer. the question is, can they patent the gene itself? and it would appear from today's argument, that the supreme court is prepared to say no. now, myriad has said, if the supreme court rules against and it several other companies are lining up against it, would it make it much harder to attract investment. finding these genes and discovering the tests and cures is very expensive. the court seemed worry that you could patent something that is basically not the work of man. it is the work of nature. there is a dispute about whether you isolate the gene, the majority of the justices didn't seem to think it is new enough to warrant a patent. it would be pun thing they said, if you found a plant in the amazon that had a chemical that could cure cancer. you might be able to get a patent on the resulting drug but you
in from our own pete williams. we're working to confirm as many details, again, as possible. several officials say it appears two of these bombs went off near the finish line. again, this happening about two hours after the winners of the marathon. the explosion, itself, taking place right around the time the amateurs were starting to come through. finishing the race. let me take you back to the local coverage, hear more details of what they've been able to uncover. >> temperature of any situation by basically watching, absorbing how fast these police dar cars going. 15 minutes ago the police cars went screaming down the street. shortly after i arrived on the scene, one person said, i can't confirm it, he heard multiple devices have been found. i wanted to wait and so if we could find out more information. indeed, that is true. this area has been cleared out. i'm going to ask jeff, my colleague, to turn around. see more people are being cleared out. let's turn around and look here at st. james street, i should say. st. james street. more people are being cleared out. more emergency v
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